Rudi Cole & Julia Robert Pares
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th July 2019
Malta, University Dance Studios
Rudi Cole was born and raised in Handsworth, Birmingham, Rudi has been dancing from his childhood with Ace Dance & Music and graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. He has worked as a professional dancer with various renowned international choreographers including Akram Khan as well as performing a solo role for the 12 London Olympic Games. In 2015 he founded Humanhood company together with Julia Robert Pares. Rudi has an acute sense of rhythm and works on harnessing the raw essence of it in both the choreography and the company’s movement language. Rudi is the co-Artistic director and choreographer for Humanhood, being the yang component of the company.
Julia Robert Pares is originally from Sitges (Barcelona), Julia started a physics degree before sifting her full attention into dance, graduating from the London Contemporary Dance School. She has worked with acclaimed choreographers including Jasmin Vardimon and in 2015 she founded HumanHood company together with Rudi Cole, influenced by her seven years of experience in piano, Julia has an natural intuition for melody and harmony both in choreography and music, and brings her physics background to the choreographic ideas and composition of the work. Julia is the co-artistic director and choreographer of Humanhood, being the Yin component of the Company.
HumanhoodPractice is the core foundation of the company’s movement language and physical exploration developed by Rudi Cole and Julia Robert Pares. Inspired by the past decade of their experience, both in the Western training and the Eastern physical and spiritual approaches, including Tai-chi, Qi-gong, Moving Breath and Yoga, the sessions bring special awareness to the articulation of the spine while focusing on the state of mind and the groundless of the body. The movements are circular, fluid and rhythmic, working with intention and totality and using the coordination between visualisation and breath. The practice pushes the limits of the mind and the stamina of the body. The whole experience is guided by Rudi and Julia, and supported by a sonic journey.
REPERTOIRE & CREATIVE WORKSHOP
Dancing to the original soundtracks, you will get to experience what it is like to move in Humanhood’s works. Repertoire sessions offer an insight into the ideas and the movement repertoire of each company production. It is an opportunity to learn in detail the different movement sequences and the intention behind them, receiving information about the mental application and internal state of the company dancers when performing the work. During the Creative sessions, Julia and Rudi share some of their choreographic tools and movement quality. This is an opportunity for dancers who are interested in getting to know more about the creative process of the company and are interested in working closely with Rudi and Julia, as well as young artists and movers who would like to develop their choreographic skills.